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F R I D AY octo b er 1 8 — T H U R S D AY octo b er 2 4 Movie summaries by M at t hew St af fo r d l A.C.O.D. (1:27) Marginally well-adjusted Adult Child of Divorce Adam Scott rediscovers his inner demons when bitterly divorced parents Richard Jenkins and Catherine O’Hara reunite for a family wedding. l Captain Phillips (2:13) Paul Greengrass docudrama about the 2009 hijacking of a U.S. cargo ship and the relationship between its captain (Tom Hanks) and the leader of the Somali pirates (Barkhad Abdi). l Carrie (1:39) Remake of the Stephen KingBrian De Palma horror flick about a crazy mixed-up kid with marvelously destructive telekinetic powers. l

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

(1:35) Cartoon sequel finds inventor Flint Lockwood battling food-animal hybrids like shrimpanzees and tacodiles. l Dead Poets Society (2:08) Unconventional poetry teacher Robin Williams inspires his students and upsets his masters at an exclusive boys’ prep school; Peter Weir directs. l Don Jon (1:29) Swinger Joseph GordonLevitt strives for love and intimacy despite his overwhelming addiction to porn; Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore offer other options. l Enough Said (1:33) Should single mom Julia Louis-Dreyfus relax and enjoy her new romance with single dad James Gandolfini or let his ex-wife Catherine Keener bring her down to earth? l Escape Plan (1:56) Security expert Sly Stallone, wrongly imprisoned in the world’s best-fortified lockup, plans a daring, impossible exit strategy with none other than fellow con Arnold Schwarzenegger. l Escape from Tomorrow (1:30) Covertly filmed paranoid fantasy about a family man’s nightmarish day at Disney World complete with murderous Disney characters, French vixens, brainwashing security guards and a fatal cat epidemic. l The Fifth Estate (2:08) True-life thriller about WikiLeaks, national security and the information age stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Julian Assange; Bill Condon directs. l Gravity (1:31) Venice Film Fest phenom about two astronauts who struggle to survive after they’re cast adrift in outer space; George Clooney and Sandra Bullock star. l Inequality for All (1:25) Economics expert and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich takes on the dangerously widening gap between rich and poor with wit and insight. l The Institute (1:32) Entertainingly oblique examination of the Jejune Institute, a Keseymeets-Orwell “urban playground” humanpotential movement that flourished under San Francisco’s radar in the early 21st century. l Instructions Not Included (1:55) An Acapulco playboy finds himself raising a (surprise!) newborn daughter and making it as a Hollywood stuntman to boot. Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (1:28) Chris Cooper, Viola Davis,

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Zooey Deschanel, Betty White and other luminaries read some of the 800,000 condolence letters Jacqueline Kennedy received after her husband’s assassination. l Machete Kills (1:47) President Charlie Sheen recruits a fabled Mexican cop to stop two super-villains from conquering the world;

Robert Rodriguez directs Lady Gaga, Jessica Alba, Mel Gibson, Antonio Banderas, Cuba Gooding Jr. and many others. l The Matrix (2:16) A computer programmer discovers that the digital tech industry is even more evil and all-encompassing than we think; Laurence Fishburne stars. l Merrily We Roll Along (2:40) Direct from London’s West End it’s Stephen Sondheim’s critically acclaimed musical about friendship sundered by ambition and greed. l Muscle Shoals (1:51) Documentary look at the fabled Alabama recording studio and the musicians who made it great; Mick Jagger, Aretha Franklin, Gregg Allman and other legends bear witness. l

National Theatre London: The Audience

(2:15) Peter Morgan’s new play imagines the weekly conversations Elizabeth II has had with every PM from Churchill to Cameron during the 60 years of her reign; Helen Mirren revisits her Oscar-winning role as the Queen. l National Theatre London: Hamlet Shakespeare’s spooky tragedy stars Rory Kinnear as the distraught Danish prince in a dynamic Nicholas Hytner production. l

National Theatre London: Macbeth

Kenneth Branagh and Alex Kingston are the Bard’s bewitched lord and lady in an acclaimed new production performed in a deconsecrated Manchester church. l Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (1:46) The adventure-prone schoolboy is back, heading this time to the Bermuda Triangle to battle zombies (natch) for the Golden Fleece. l Prisoners (2:33) Hugh Jackman goes vigilante after his daughter is kidnapped by mysterious villains; cop Jake Gyllenhaal lends quasi-support. l Pulling Strings (1:52) Mexican comedy about the unlikely romance between a globetrotting U.S. diplomat and a mariachi musician in need of a visa. l Romeo and Juliet (1:58) Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth play the Bard’s starcrossed lovers in Julian Fellowes’ new teenfriendly adaptation; Paul Giamatti turns up as Friar Laurence. l

Rifftrax Live: Night of the Living Dead

(2:00) The popcorn-chomping wise guys of Mystery Science Theater 3000 take on the 1968 George Romero zombie classic. l Rush (2:03) The rivalry between Formula One racing rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda is the jumping-off point for Ron Howard’s octane-powered thrill ride. l The Snitch Cartel (1:47) True-life Colombian crime drama about Andres “Florecita” Lopez, a street kid who worked his way up the corporate ladder to prominence in the bloody Cartel Norte del Valle drug-trafficking syndicate. l When Comedy Went to School (1:13) Affectionate documentary about the great old Catskills resorts where Jewish-American comedy was born and nurtured; Sid Caesar, Jerry Lewis, Mort Sahl and Jackie Mason deliver the yocks. l Zaytoun (1:50) An Israeli fighter pilot and his 10-year-old Palestinian captor bond as they embark on a trek across soldier-infested no-man’s land.

k New Movies This Week

* A.C.O.D. (R)

Regency: Fri-Sat 12:20, 2:40, 5:10, 7:30, 9:55 Sun-Thu 12:20, 2:40, 5:10, 7:30 Captain Phillips (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:45, 3:50, 6:45, 9:40 Sun-Thu 12:45, 3:50, 6:45 Larkspur Landing: Fri 6:45, 9:45 Sat-Sun 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:45 Mon-Thu 6:30, 9:30 Marin: Fri-Sat 1, 4, 7, 10 Sun 1, 4, 7 Mon-Thu 4, 7 Playhouse: Fri 3:45, 6:40, 9:40 Sat 12:30, 3:45, 6:40, 9:40 Sun 12:30, 3:45, 6:40 MonThu 3:45, 6:40 Regency: Fri-Sat 11:20, 12:55, 2:30, 4:05, 5:40, 7:15, 8:50, 10:20 Sun-Thu 11:20, 12:55, 2:30, 4:05, 5:40, 7:15 Rowland: 12:45, 3:55, 7, 10:10 * Carrie (R) Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 Sat-Sun 12:15, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 Mon-Thu 7:15, 9:40 Marin: Fri-Sat 1:40, 4:40, 7:30, 9:55 Sun 1:40, 4:40, 7:30 Mon-Thu 4:40, 7:30 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:15, 12:30, 1:45, 3, 4:15, 5:30, 6:45, 8, 9:15, 10:30 Rowland: 12:25, 2:55, 5:25, 7:55, 10:25 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (PG) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:15, 2:40, 5, 7:20, 9:35 Sun-Thu 12:15, 2:40, 5, 7:20 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:30, 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30; 3D showtimes at 12:45, 3:15, 5:50 Playhouse: Fri 5, 7:15, 9:30 Sat 12:15, 2:40, 5, 7:15, 9:30 Sun 12:15, 2:40, 5, 7:15 Mon-Thu 5, 7:15 Rowland: 11:35, 4:40, 7:10; 3D showtimes at 2, 9:35 * Dead Poets Society (PG) Lark: Wed 7:30 Don Jon (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 10:50, 1:05, 3:20, 5:35, 7:50, 10:05 Enough Said (PG-13) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12, 2:20, 4:50, 7:15, 9:30 Sun-Thu 12, 2:20, 4:50, 7:15 Larkspur Landing: Fri 5:30, 7:50, 10:10 Sat-Sun 12:50, 3:10, 5:30, 7:50, 10:10 Mon-Thu 7, 9:25 Marin: Fri-Sat 1:20, 4:20, 7:15, 9:40 Sun 1:20, 4:20, 7:15 Mon-Thu 4:20, 7:15 Regency: Fri-Sat 12:05, 2:35, 5:05, 7:45, 10:10 Sun-Thu 12:05, 2:35, 5:05, 7:45 Wed 12:05, 2:35 Sequoia: Fri 5:15, 7:40, 10:05 Sat 12:30, 2:50, 5:15, 7:40, 10:05 Sun-Tue, Thu 5:15, 7:40 Wed 2 Escape from Tomorrow (NR) Rafael: 9:15 * Escape Plan (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11, 1:50, 4:40, 7:30, 10:20 Rowland: 11:30, 2:15, 4:55, 7:45, 10:30 * The Fifth Estate (R) Fairfax: Fri-Sat 12:30, 3:40, 6:30, 9:25 Sun-Thu 12:30, 3:40, 6:30 Regency: Fri-Sat 12:35, 3:50, 7, 10:05 Sun-Thu 12:35, 3:50, 7 Rowland: 1:20, 4:20, 7:20, 10:20 Sequoia: Fri 4, 7, 10 Sat 1, 4, 7, 10 Sun 1, 4, 7 Mon, Tue, Thu 4, 7 Wed 4:15, 7:15 Gravity (PG-13) Cinema: Fri-Wed 11:50; 3D showtimes at 2:15, 4:40, 7:10, 9:30 Fairfax: FriSat 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7, 9:20; 3D showtimes at 1, 3:15, 5:30, 8 Sun-Thu 12:10, 2:30, 4:45, 7; 3D showtimes at 1, 3:15, 5:30, 8 Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:45, 4:50, 9:45; 3D showtimes at 10:55, 12:35, 1:25, 2:15, 3:05, 3:55, 5:40, 6:25, 7:15, 8:05, 8:55, 10:30 Playhouse: Fri 4:40, 7, 9:20 Sat 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7, 9:20 Sun 12, 2:20, 4:40, 7 Mon-Thu 4:40, 7 Rowland: 1:40, 6:20; 3D showtimes at 11:20, 12:30, 2:50, 4, 5:10, 7:30, 8:40, 9:50 Inequality for All (PG) Rafael: Fri 4:45, 7 Sat 2:30, 4:45, 7 Sun 2:30, 4:45 Tue-Wed 7 * The Institute (NR) Rafael: Sun 7 (filmmaker Spencer McCall in person) Instructions Not Included (PG-13) Northgate: Fri-Wed 1:35, 7:20 * Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy (NR) Rafael: Thu 7 (filmmaker Bill Couturie in person) Machete Kills (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:40, 1, 2:20, 3:40, 5, 6:20, 7:40, 9, 10:15 Rowland: 11:40, 2:20, 5, 7:40, 10:15 * The Matrix (R) Regency: Sun 2 Wed 2, 7 Sequoia: Sun 2 Wed 2, 7 * Merrily We Roll Along (R) Regency: Wed 7 Muscle Shoals (PG) Rafael: Fri 4:15, 6:45, 9:05 Sat-Sun 1:45, 4:15, 6:45, 9:05 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:05 * National Theatre London: The Audience (NR) Lark: Sun 11 * National Theatre London: Hamlet (NR) Lark: Tue 7:30 * National Theatre London: Macbeth (NR) Lark: Sat 1 Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (PG) Northgate: Fri-Wed 1:55, 7:10; 3D showtimes at 11:10, 4:35, 9:40 Prisoners (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 8:15 Pulling Strings (NR) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:25, 2:05, 4:45, 7:25, 10 * Rifftrax Live: Night of the Living Dead (R) Regency: Thu 8 Romeo and Juliet (PG-13) Regency: Fri-Sat 12:50, 3:55, 7:05, 10 Sun-Thu 12:50, 3:55, 7:05 Rush (R) Larkspur Landing: Fri 7, 10 Sat-Sun 1, 4, 7, 10 Mon-Thu 6:45, 9:35 Northgate: Fri-Wed 10:45, 4:25, 10:10 The Snitch Cartel (R) Northgate: Fri-Wed 11:50, 2:25, 5:05, 7:45, 10:25 When Comedy Went to School (NR) Lark: Fri 4, 6, 8 Sat 6, 8 Sun 3:30, 5:30, 7:30 Mon 5:30, 7:30 Tue-Thu 5:30 * Zaytoun (NR) Rafael: Fri 4, 7:30 (filmmaker Frederick A. Ritzenberg in person at 7:30 show) Sat-Sun 1:30, 4, 6:30, 8:50 Mon-Thu 6:30, 8:50

Showtimes can change after we go to press. Please call theater to confirm schedules. CinéArts at Marin 101 Caledonia St., Sausalito • 331-0255 | CinéArts at Sequoia 25 Throckmorton Ave., Mill Valley • 388-4862 | Cinema 41 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera • 924-6505 | Fairfax 9 Broadway, Fairfax • 453-5444 Lark 549 Magnolia Ave., Larkspur • 924-5111 | Larkspur Landing 500 Larkspur Landing Cir., Larkspur • 461-4849 Northgate 7000 Northgate Dr., San Rafael • 800-326-3264 | Playhouse 40 Main St., Tiburon • 435-1234 Rafael Film Center 1118 Fourth St., San Rafael • 454-1222 | Regency 80 Smith Ranch Rd., Terra Linda • 479-5050 Rowland 44 Rowland Way, Novato • 800-326-3264 october 18 - october 24, 2013 Pacific Sun 21


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